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Parent Night to address bullying, anti-bullying behaviors that start at home

Parenting styles are connected to kids being bullies or bullied in schools. Learn how to raise your children in a way that builds confidence and an anti-bullying attitude at the “Bulling and Anti-Bullying Behaviors: They Both Start at Home” parent night 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22 in Rocket Hall Room 1520.

“Parents who bully their children can result in them bullying their peers and a lack of parent involvement can lead your child to be a victim of bullying,” said Dr. Lisa Pescara-Kovach, UT associate professor of foundations of education and author of School Shootings and Suicides: Why We Must Stop the Bullies. “It’s important for parents to think about their style of raising children and how it can influence their child’s relationships. We hope this parent night will help raise awareness and increase a culture of anti-bullying in the home as we continue our efforts to erase the behavior in our schools.”

In addition to the discussion on parenting styles, Oregon Police Sgt. Tony Castillo will provide information on the new ALICE (Alert,Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) procedures to follow if an assailant enters a building or classroom.

The “Bulling and Anti-Bullying Behaviors: They Both Start at Home” parent night is a component of the Toledo-Lucas County Anti-Bullying Campaign to address bullying and harassment in our community. The campaign teams together UT, local government, school districts and law enforcement to raise awareness about the negative impacts of bullying and to create an anti-bullying culture in the area.

Last week the Lucas County Commissioners and Toledo City Council passed resolutions in support of the campaign, which also will include bullying prevention school assemblies, the signing of an Anti-Bullying Pledge by faculty, staff and students, and other events.

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